Choosing Joy

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This morning I woke up singing a song about joy. The dictionary defines it as a feeling of great pleasure or happiness.

Do we get this pleasure or happiness from a crowd of people? Do we get it from having 1000 plus friends on our Facebook list? Does it arrive when we land the job in the upper middle class income bracket? Does it elude us when we are worried? Does it multiply with the sinister feeling of seeing someone miss the mark? The questions are endless.

I wish the definition was more closely tied to this; an inward feeling of great pleasure or happiness independent of external circumstances So before you miss celebrating anymore milestones in you life waiting on the “joy” factor, regardless of how life is going at that moment, make the choice to experience joy.